Inspiration

There Is a Balm in Gilead

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There is a balm in Gilead
To make the wounded whole;
There is a balm in Gilead
To heal the sin-sick soul.

Sometimes I feel discouraged,
And think my work’s in vain,
But then the Holy Spirit
Revives my soul again.

There is a balm in Gilead
To make the wounded whole;
There is a balm in Gilead
To heal the sin-sick soul.

 

If you can’t preach like Peter,
If you can’t pray like Paul,
Just tell the love of Jesus,
And say He died for all.

There is a balm in Gilead
To make the wounded whole;
There is a balm in Gilead
To heal the sin-sick soul.

—African American Spiritual

This post is an excerpt from The Woman’s Book of Prayer by Becca Anderson, which can be found at Amazon and Mango Media.

Inspiration

We Are Guarded, Guided, and Protected

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The light of God surrounds us;
The love of God enfolds us;
The power of God protects us

—Unity Church Song

 

This post is an excerpt from The Woman’s Book of Prayer by Becca Anderson, which can be found at Amazon and Mango Media.

Inspiration

We Are Here to Love 24/7

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Start the Day with Love;
Spend the Day with Love;
Fill the Day with Love;
End the Day with Love;
This is the way to God.

—Bishop Kim Davis

This post is an excerpt from The Woman’s Book of Prayer by Becca Anderson, which can be found at Amazon and Mango Media.

Inspiration

Acts of Love

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This new Bible shall be written
On the hearts of all mankind,
Not by pen or book,
But by acts of Love.
For to Love as She does
Is to truly know who He is.
The unchanged truth is eternal life
For all, without exception.
For no longer do we wander lost in the Word,
But live the word in eternal life.

—Justina M. Pernetter

 

This post is an excerpt from The Woman’s Book of Prayer by Becca Anderson, which can be found at Amazon and Mango Media.

Inspiration

Reflections on Truth

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Whatever a yogi observes,
He should view it as like an illusion.
Similar to a reflection in a mirror,
A dream, a mirage, a water-bubble,
Or a trick of the eye, so should he see it.
[The Buddha] said that is the main [insight].

—Arya Nagarjuna

This post is an excerpt from The Woman’s Book of Prayer by Becca Anderson, which can be found at Amazon and Mango Media.

Inspiration

A Prayer to Our Heavenly Father to Follow St. Joan of Arc’s Example

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O, mighty Lord, I pray
That You will be my shield,
just as You protected St. Joan of Arc in battle.
As I do battle against ignorance, cruelty, and injustice,
through Your unending love,
I pray that You will deliver me from my enemies
and that You will grant me goodness and steadfastness,
so that I might lead others to do Your will

and glorify Your Name.
Through the power of Christ, our Lord. Amen.

—Eighteenth Century Schoolgirl Prayer

 

This post is an excerpt from The Woman’s Book of Prayer by Becca Anderson, which can be found at Amazon and Mango Media.

Inspiration

Learning Who You Really Are

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You may encounter many defeats,
But you must not be defeated.
In fact, it may be necessary
To encounter the defeats,
So you can know who you are,
What you can rise from,
How you can still come out of it.

—Maya Angelou

This post is an excerpt from The Woman’s Book of Prayer by Becca Anderson, which can be found at Amazon and Mango Media.

Inspiration

If You Want to Change Your Life, You Must Learn This

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Patience is the key.
Patience.
If you learn nothing else from meditation,
You will learn patience.
Patience is essential
For any profound change.

—Henepola Gunaratana

This post is an excerpt from The Woman’s Book of Prayer by Becca Anderson, which can be found at Amazon and Mango Media.

Inspiration

Slow to Faith, Quick to Prayer

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My coming to faith
did not start with a leap
but rather a series of staggers
from what seemed like one safe
place to another.
Like lily pads, round and green,
these places summoned and then
held me up while I grew.
Each prepared me for the next leaf
on which I would land,
and in this way I moved across
the swamp of doubt and fear.

—Anne Lamott

This post is an excerpt from The Woman’s Book of Prayer by Becca Anderson, which can be found at Amazon and Mango Media.